Life is an Obstacle Course

To the person who feels as though life isn’t going...

It can be frustrating when we have a goal in mind and can see the finish line, but there are never ending hurdles before we make it. It can be discouraging when it’s one fall after another, and we’re constantly being tripped up. There’s also the chance of being on the course and not knowing which direction to take, so we’re lost as to what to do next. These are feelings you may feel or once have felt. It’s all normal; life isn’t a sprint, nor a marathon, but an obstacle course. When we see our loved ones doing the obstacle course, we’ll happily lend a helping hand because we care and want to see them do well. That is a part of your course as well. We develop personality traits based on our surroundings, experiences, and upbringing. Never believe you are the same person you were yesterday. Our character is constantly being remolded based on our knowledge & existence.  

If you find you are stuck in life take a step back and analyze what’s going on but not for too long and then dive forward. Don’t have any regrets, make your greatest leaps. Find your inspiration, figure out what moves you and let that be your driving force. It won’t be a perfect go, you will have scars and bruises, but you’ll be able to look back and smile at what you’ve accomplished. Take in everything as a learning experience and grow to be the best version of yourself.

-Shayma S. Sulaiman